KUROCHKIN Pavel( Soviet military leader, General of the Army (1959), Hero of the Soviet Union (1945), Professor.)
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Biography KUROCHKIN Pavel
(19.II.1900, der. Gornevo Viazemsky County - 29.HII.1989, Moscow)
Lenin Prize (1980). In the Red Army from 1918. He graduated from the Military Academy. M.V. Frunze (1932), the General Staff (1940). Member of the Civil War. In 1921-41 he. at command posts in 1941. Commander of the Trans-Baikal, Orlovsky military districts. Lieutenant. During the war he commanded the 20 th Army, took part in the Battle of Smolensk, from August 1941. Commander of the 43rd Army, . then the deputy commander and commander of the North-Western Front, . 11 th and 34 th Armies, . Deputy Commander of the 1 st Ukrainian (December 1943), . Commander of the 2-Byelorussian Front (February 1944), . from April 1944 g.po May 1945, Mr.,
. Commander of the 60 th Army. In the postwar years, the commander of a number of military districts, the Deputy Commander of the forces in Germany, in leadership positions in the United Armed Forces of the Warsaw Pact, Chief of the Military Academy. M.V. Frunze. Author of several works on military affairs. Awarded 17 Soviet orders and medals of foreign countries. Honorary Citizen of Mr.. Vyazma (15.I.1981 g.).
Lit.: VIZH, 1970. -? 10; Belyaev I.N. In the Service of the Fatherland. - M., 1988.